UCL Centre for Digital Humanities


UCLDH/CESTA Seminar 2020/21

The Digital Humanities Long View - Seminar

Thank you to our participants of the Digital Humanities Longview

The Longview virtual seminar of 2021 has now come to a close. Thank you to the more than 600 participants who took part, and to our good friends at CESTA, Stanford for co-hosting this exciting programme. This page remains as an archive of our past activities. Some of the papers were video recorded and may be availble online via our partners' website: https://cestastanford.github.io/

- Dr Adam Crymble & Professor Julianne Nyhan, 2021.

Research happens in context. But, how did Digital Humanities (DH) get here? This seminar series explores the socio-historical, -political and -cultural contexts of DH research as a means of building understanding of how we all ended up here and what that means for the future of the field. It’s an opportunity for newcomers to understand how the field has developed, and for established practitioners to consider their work as part of a larger movement with competing influences, ambitions, and blindspots. Papers may take an “insider” or “outsider” view of DH, that is, papers may be positioned within the discipline of DH or take a comparative approach that situates DH in a wider disciplinary, social, cultural and/or historical context.

This seminar series is co-hosted by scholars living eight time zones apart, and therefore the times of sessions vary to allow the greatest possible access to people based at different points on the globe. It is both an experiment to push the (social) boundaries of a virtual seminar series, and a bridging of trans-Atlantic digital humanities centres who are committed to rich international discussions from a range of perspectives, with an emphasis on reflective practice.

All sessions are free but signup is required.

Co-hosted by UCL Centre for Digital Humanities & the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford. Convenors: Drs Giovanna Cesarani (Stanford), Adam Crymble (UCL), Julianne Nyhan (UCL), Laura Stokes (Stanford), Agnieszka Backman (Stanford).

Reflections and videos of the talks (where permitted) will be hosted by CESTA at https://cestastanford.github.io


Term 2

Wed, 27 Jan 2021: From Engagement to Retreat? Historians and Digital Preservation 1968-2003
Speaker: Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)
Venue: Online, via Zoom, [17:00 London / 09:00 California]. 

Sign up for Ian Milligan seminar

Tues, 9 Feb 2021: Digital Humanities Against Enclosure
Speaker: Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins University)
Venue: Online, via Zoom, [20:00 London / 12:00 California].

Sign up for Jessica Marie Johnson seminar

Tues, 23 Feb 2021: Digital Humanities and Spatial History: Atlantic World Stories
    Speaker: Zephyr Frank (Stanford University)
    Venue: Online, via Zoom, [20:00 London / 12:00 California].

Sign up for Zephyr Frank seminar

Wed, 10 Mar 2021: Multilingual Publishing in Digital Humanities
Speaker: Riva Quiroga (Programming Historian)
Venue: Online, via Zoom, [13:00 London / 05:00 California]

Sign up for Riva Quiroga seminar

Term 3

Tues, 13 April 2021: Humanités numériques, цифровые гуманитарные науки, デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ: Histories and Futures of Linguistic Diversity in DH
    Speaker: Quinn Dombrowski (Stanford University) [RESCHEDULED DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICT]
    Venue: Online, via Zoom, [20:00 London / 12:00 California]

Sign up for Quinn Dombrowski seminar

Tues, 27 April 2021: A Look Backwards Through the Index of Digital Humanities Conferences
    Speaker: Scott Weingart & Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara
    Venue: Online, via Zoom, [17:00 London / 09:00 California]

Sign up for Weingart/Eichmann-Kalwara Seminar

Wed, 12 May 2021: Complicating the whiteness of Digital Humanities:  The Deep History of Black DH 
Speaker: Amy Earhart (Texas A&M University)
Venue: Online, via Zoom, [17:00 London / 09:00 California]

Sign up for Amy Earhart seminar

Wed, 26 May 2021: Web Archives Long View
Speaker: Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg) and Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
Venue: Online, via Zoom, [17:00 London / 09:00 California] 

Sign up for Schafer/Winters seminar

Wed, 9 Jun 2021: Uncovering Digital History’s forgotten roots: the work of the Association for History and Computing
Speaker: Gerben Zaagsma (University of Luxembourg)
Venue: Online, via Zoom, [17:00 London / 09:00 California] 

Sign up for Gerben Zaagsma seminar

Tue, 22 Jun 2021: Laboratory Life in the Humanities: Computation, Criticism, and Collaboration 
Speaker: Mark Algee-Hewitt (University of Stanford)
Venue: Online, via Zoom, [20:00 London / 12:00 California] 

Sign up for Mark Algee-Hewitt seminar

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